FFA News

November 2017 - Lawton Nash represented the Athens Christian FFA in the Area 2 FFA Middle School Lawnmower Operation Career Development Event. He had the 2nd best pre-trip inspection and driving practicum. However, his test score kept him just outside of the score needed to qualify for the State Competition.

October 18 2017 - Congratulations to Nich Hopper for placing 4th in the Sub Area FFA Electrification Contest and qualifying for the Area Contest. Chandler Gober also did well as he placed 11th.

September 21, 2017 -   Congratulations to the FFA Sr. Land Judging Team - for winning the Area Competition this week. They qualify for the State Competition November 17 and 18. The Middle School team placed 5th in the Area. Sr. Team members were Matt Kierulf - 1st place individual, Nich Hopper, Allie Marchman and Blake Taylor.

Jr. Team members were Terry Sellers, Cord Lytle, Sam Leavitt and Emma Grace Hutton.

March 2017 -  Congratulations to the Jr. FFA Poultry Judging Team for winning the State Poultry Judging Competition. Jacob Gafner was 1st individually, Cord Lytle 4th, Terry Sellers 6th, and Matt Kierulf 7th. And congratulations to the Sr. FFA Wildlife Judging Team for placing 5th in the State Competition. Cade Beard won the Game Bird Biology, Gabriel Hill was 3rd in Deer Management, and Logan Pace and Calvin Pettyjohn were in the top 10 in their events.

March 2, 2017 - Congratulations to the FFA Jr. Poultry Judging Team for placing 2nd in the Area contest and qualifying for the State Contest. Cord Lytle was the 1st place individual, Terry Sellers was 6th, Matt Kierulf was 8th and Jacob Gafner was 18th out of 87 contestants. The Senior Team (Ben Hill, Allie Marchman, Nich Hopper, and Averi Hardwick) was 4th.

February 25, 2017 - Congratulations to Ben Hill for placing 3rd in the State FFA Dairy Show.

February 2017 - Congratulations to Avery Hardwick for qualifying for the Area FFA Creed Speaking Finals to be held at Athens Tech on March 9th. Two students out of her bracket of 11, at Madison County High School last Thursday, moved on to compete in the Area Competition.

February 13, 2017 - The Athens Christian FFA Jr. Horse Judging Team won the area Career Development Event at the University of Georgia. Team members and their individual placings were Averi Hardwick (2nd), Katy Griffin (4th), Bailee Greene (5th) and Savanna Prince (11th). The team went on to the state competition in Perry, GA and placed 4th only 2 points behind the 2nd place team. At the State Competition Katy Griffin was the high scoring individual and Savanna Prince was the 4th highest scoring individual.

Participants in the Horse Evaluation CDE evaluated both conformation and performance of a variety of horse breeds. Contestants also presented oral reasons on selected classes to defend their selection decisions. Then they took a test on horse breeds and tack. The performance classes included western pleasure, reigning, and hunter under saddle.

Pictured Left to Right: Bailee Greene, Averi Hardwick, Mr. Taylor, Katy Griffin and Savanna Prince.

February 3, 2017 -  Congratulations to the ACS FFA Jr. Horse Judging Team. The team placed 4th in the state only 2 points from 2nd place. Katy Griffin was the 1st place individual and Savanna Prince was the 4th place individual. Averi Hardwick and Bailee Greene also did very well in the competition.

January 28, 2017 - Congratulations to the FFA Jr. Horse Judging team for winning the area 2 Contest. They will compete this Friday and Saturday at the State Contest in Perry, Ga. Team members with their individual placings were Averi Hardwick (2nd), Bailee Greene (4th), Katy Griffin (5th) and Savanna Prince (11th). There were 13 teams and 49 students in the competition.

January 24, 2017 - Congratulations to the Athens Christian FFA Wildlife Judging Team for placing 2nd in the Area 2 Contest and qualifying for the State Contest. Cade Beard placed 1st in Game Bird Biology, Gabriel Hill was 1st in Deer Management, Calvin Pettyjohn was 4th in General Identification, and Logan Pace was 14th in Aquatic Biology.

Oct 29, 2016 - Congratulations to the FFA Land Judging Team for winning the State Jr. Land Judging Competition October 29.  Team members are Matt Kierulf (3rd high individual), Jacob Gafner (10th high individual), Mary Meagan Kellum (14th individual) and Bailee Greene (20th individual). The top 12 teams and 48 individuals from all over the state competed in this event held on the Fort Valley State University Campus.

Oct 25, 2016 -  Calvin Pettyjohn and Cade Beard attended the Sub Area FFA Electrification Contest.  Congratulations to Calvin for placing 2nd and qualifying for the Area contest on November 17th. Cade also did well with a 6th place finish.

Oct 17, 2016 - The following students will be attending the National FFA convention next week -- Bailee Greene, Nich Hopper, Mary Meagan Kellum, Amanda Morgan and Blake Taylor.

Members of the Georgia FFA Association will carry on their tradition of excellence next week as delegates, officers and award winners head to Indianapolis, Indiana, for the 89th National FFA Convention. The National FFA Organization says they are expecting over 60,000 to attend the event, as students representing the blue-and-gold will spend the week learning about agriculture, meeting new friends and getting motivated by inspirational speakers.

Among the highlights during this year's convention will be the retiring address from National FFA Officers including Athens Christian's Abbey Gretch, along with keynote addresses by Long-Distance Swimmer Diana Nyad, Former NFP Player Jason Brown, and Financial Expert Colin Ryan.

The popular career and trade show will be open throughout the week. And students will be motivated and inspired by the retiring addresses of this year's national FFA officers.

Sept 15, 2016 - FFA competed in the Land Judging this week.  The Middle School team won the Jr. Competition and will go to the State Competition. The team members and their individual placing are:
Mary Meagan Kellum - 1st
Matt Kierulf - 3rd
Jacob Gafner - 6th
Bailee Green - 13th

The High School team placed 4th. Team members and their individual placing are:
Blake Taylor - 6th
Allie Marchman - 14th
Nick Hopper - 15th
Averi Hardwick - 26th
Amanda Morgan - Alternate


FFA Mission

The National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing
their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

"Future Farmers of America" was founded by a group of young farmers back in 1928. Their mission was to prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population. They taught us that agriculture is more than planting and harvesting-- it's a science, it's a business and it's an art.

FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet those challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of career pathways.

So today, we are still the Future Farmers of America. But, we are the Future Biologists, Future Chemists, Future Veterinarians, Future Engineers and Future Entrepreneurs of America, too.



Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve.



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